Then, Now and in the Future?
Academic Symposium ∣ Student Conference ∣ Public Outreach
Department of North American Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
International American Studies Association
Time: Friday, May 15th - Sunday, May 17th, 2020
Location: Prague Creative Center, Staroměstské náměstí 4, Prague 1
Keynote speaker: Ralph Young, Temple University, author of "Dissent. History of an American Idea"
The Department of North American Studies is part of the Institute of International Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.
The main goal of the symposium is to explore the concept of dissent from different disciplinary perspectives in order to assess its various meanings, uses and continued relevance. Transatlantic and transnational aspects of dissent are of special significance, as they provide valuable comparative perspectives for the ongoing debates related to the subject.
The recent wave of populist and/or authoritarian regimes hostile to the very concept of dissent should serve as one of the frames of reference.